Web Application Security Brochure

6 June 2015

Web Applications are a direct target for attacks, as they are directly accessible from all parts of the world and form a surface to valuable information and, many times, Personally Identifiable information (PII) such as credit cards, identity numbers, health information, etc. Each year, web-borne attacks are increased by 30%, while successful breaches reach up to a 60% increase, proving that not only new attack vectors are created on a daily basis, but also their effectiveness and complexity is significantly raised. Critical vulnerabilities like HeartBleed and ShellShock are disclosed leaving Web developers unable to implement means of protection or, worst, pro-actively plan these low-level vulnerabilities.
Businesses, on the other hand, have a critical demand of information and services to be available in the minimum amount of time to, amongst others, increase profitability or make new business channels available worldwide. Adding to the complexity, regulation standards such as PCI or HIPAA, enforce the design and implementation of security controls to safeguard information.
Swordfish Web Application Security was designed, in order to accommodate both business needs and security requirements. By implementing a transparent security layer in front of web applications, security and compliance requirements are no longer a dependency, as all Web requests handled by the Swordfish WAF, cleaned from malicious calls and legitimate traffic is directed to the Web Application for the business logic to be performed.
Swordfish Web Application Security is equipped with state-of-the-art rules, optimized to zero-out false positives and false negatives, as well as a set of features that establish a complete security solution for doing business today in the Web.

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